The Helly Hansen Sogn Cargo trousers are not only perfect for skiers, they are also perfect for snowboarders.
Being a snowboarder, I like my trousers to be slightly baggy without looking like a gangsta wannabe from a 1990’s MTV music video, and the Sogn Cargo pants deliver by being loose where you need them without losing shape or style.
A deceivingly simplistic design, Helly Hansen have designed the perfect ski trousers which are wind and waterproof thanks to their 2 Ply Fabric construction and are fully seam sealed.
I really like the fact that the boot gaitors have a reinforced bottom hem, and use silicon grippers instead of the usual hook that can be a bit awkward wth gloves and cold hands.
These Helly Hansen ski trousers will also keep you warm against the elements with their unique Prima Loft insulation. This really works and I found that I did not even have to wear a base layer underneath them, despite battling against the cold chilling wind and driving snow in Andorra. And, if you do get hot, just unzip the ventilation zipper.
Another feature that Helly Hansen have used on the Sogn Cargo pants is the fantastic RECCO advanced rescue system. This amazing technology will help rescuers find you if you get buried by an avalanche. This must not be used instead of a full avalanche safety kit, but when vital seconds matter in these extreme and deadly situations, anything that will provide assistance is a god send.
The Sogn Cargo ski trousers are extremely well made and very durable and should last a few years of abuse on the mountains.
Overall, I cannot fault the Helly Hansen Sogn Cargo pants. They are lightweight and are both stylish and functional, being ideal for skiers and snowboarders. Top marks and highly recommended.
Good for: Skiing and Snowboarding
Rating: 10 out of 10
Mark is also the manager of Jamie Barrow (Britain’s fastest snowboarder)